An Object of Beauty

A Novel
Author(s): Steve Martin
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DC040
Released: Dec 07, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781607886129
Narrator/s: Campbell Scott
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Comedian, actor, and screenwriter Steve Martin is also the New York Times best-selling author of Shopgirl. In An Object of Beauty, Martin paints a delicate portrait of the New York art scene at the close of the 20th century. Aspiring art critic Daniel Frank watches as his friend Lacey Yeager-young, enigmatic, and calculating-gets a job at Sotheby's. Oozing charm and confidence, Yeager is able to move her way up in the world to owning her own gallery, sleeping with patrons and manipulating art deals along the way. ". an ambitious and heartfelt analysis of both the complexity and absurdity of the Manhattan art market."-Kirkus Reviews

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Author(s): Steve Martin
Narrator(s): Campbell Scott
Product Number Z100019504
Released: Nov 23, 2010
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781607889410
Author(s): Steve Martin
Product Number EB00279595
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781609416454

Professional reviews

"This spare, focused book takes us back to the late 1990s, when art was a commodity for the very wealthy and a coin of the realm for admission to the upper class. It's a character study, a light mystery, and an entertaining look at a world that few people see up close. Campbell Scott is an inspired choice as narrator. His measured, understated tone captures the essence of the book, and he only slightly changes his for voice its characters. His leisurely pace draws our attention to the plot details and illuminates the author's asides about the art world. What's even more impressive, though, is that Scott actually sounds like Steve Martin. It's uncanny, and it works beautifully. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"